Dog Breeds

Seven Underrated Breeds of Dog Most People Don’t Know About

When it comes to pet dogs, especially in a country like India there are only a few dog breeds like German Shepherds, Labradors, Pomeranians, Bulldogs and a few more are famous. Nowadays the trend of keeping designer dogs is increasing across the globe including in India. But there are some dog breeds that are great family dogs, some of them along with being good companions, are good watchdogs also. Here is a list of seven underrated breeds of dogs most people don’t know about.

  1. Greyhound

Greyhound is a gentle breed of the family dog who can be your very polite and sweet-tempered companion but with an independent spirit. Greyhound dogs because of their looks and more importantly their nature have been a subject of fascination for many artists, poets, and kings for centuries. Its body structure is also quite unique with a slender, smooth skull and it has got shock-absorbing pads on the feet, which make them flawlessly constructed for a high-speed chase. They were used as hunting dogs to hunt animals like hares, foxes, and deer it can reach speeds of 40 to 45 miles per hour, making them one of the fastest-running dogs.

  1. Hamiltonstovare

The Hamiltonstovare originated from Sweden and is a purebred dog and by nature they are agile, active, and loving dogs with a few of the best dog qualities among any breed of dogs. Hamiltonstovare is also known by names like Swedish Foxhound and Hamilton Hound. These breeds of dogs were earlier used as hunting dogs and they prefer being in the country as compared to urban areas and it makes the best companion for the people who live in village areas. 

  1. Xoloitzcuintli

 The Xoloitzcuintle is also known as Xoloitzquintle, Xoloitzcuintli, or Xolo) is belongs to the category of hairless dogs. Xoloitzcuintli is one of the ancient dogs which first originated around 3,000 years ago and in Aztec civilization where they were considered as dogs of the God. It’s one of the most ancient breeds of dogs and today they make for a very good companion along with being a watchdog. This breed comes in three different sizes comes in three sizes which are toy, miniature, and standard, and in two variants (hairless and coated). The hairless variant has tough, smooth, and clinging skin, and the coated ones are covered in a short, flat coat. These variants come in dark colors, varying from black, gray-black, slate, to red, liver, or bronze.

  1. Affenpoo

 The Affenpoo comes under the category of designer breed and it originated first during the early 1990s in the United States. It’s a highbred dog and is a cross between Affenpinscher, and the Poodle. The Affenpinscher is an aggressive dog with robust body shapes while the Poodle is a furry cute looking breed that comes in three diverse sizes: Toy, Miniature, or Standard. Affenpoo inherited the best traits of both of its parent breeds. Because of its lineage, the Affenpoo is an easily trainable dog and, intelligent dog which is an ideal family, especially for first-time owners.

  1. Frengle

 The Frengle also known as French Bulldog Beagle is a mixed breed dog and it’s a crossbreed between the French Bulldog and Beagle. Frengle is an alluring, loving, and even-tempered breed of dog which inherited some of the best qualities from both of its parent breeds. This friendly nature dog is quite flexible by nature and can be a good apartment dog also and can live in the countryside also. Frengle is not aggressive by nature but will bark if any stranger comes into its area means your house area. If you are looking for a friendly, active, loyal, and fun-loving dog, it’s an ideal choice.

  1. Hokkaido

 Hokkaido also known as Ainu-ken, Seta, and Ainu dog is a Japanese pure breed dog. In Japan, its name is shortened to Do-Ken as it’s easy to pronounce. This purebred dog from Japan is quite intelligent, alert, and loyal to its owners, and consists of qualities that make it an outstanding companion. It’s a medium-sized dog and quite flexible as it can live both in apartments and spacious places and the size of its family also does not matter as it can adjust with a single-person owner or a family with many members. It can get quite friendly with kids and quite loyal to its owners making it a perfect family dog.

  1. German Longhaired Pointers

 German Longhaired Pointers are gun dogs and they deal in various kinds of hunting situations like waterfowl hunting, looking for game birds, or repossessing furred game in the woods or prairies, stereotypically rabbit and squirrel. German Longhaired Pointers have an exceptional capability in being able to switch from a composed household pet to a blistering, ardent hunter. They have been developed for hunting for more than a century; they are a loftier, expert hunting companion. By looks, they are pointing dog that has a long tail and a long coat with thick guard hairs and a restrained undercoat.

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